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by StoreLiker2006
24 Oct 2011 07:42
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers - in Portland, OR
Replies: 2
Views: 4546

Re: Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers - in Portland, OR

It is entirely possible that the greenhouse on that one could be a later addition (note that the brick colors don't quite match,) but a Wendy's that still has the yellow roof is definitely unusual, as I don't know of any in the Seattle area that still have one. In the course of some of the old news...
by StoreLiker2006
21 Oct 2011 21:57
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers - in Portland, OR
Replies: 2
Views: 4546

Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers - in Portland, OR

Does anyone in P-town remember the very first Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers? Its founder, Dave Thomas (1932-2002) named the chain after one of his daughters, and used her likeness to plug the chain. This year, now it is she that is acting as the spokesperson, which is very surprising since for ma...
by StoreLiker2006
01 Oct 2011 21:22
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: History of Toys "R" Us in Portland, Oregon?
Replies: 0
Views: 3563

History of Toys "R" Us in Portland, Oregon?

http://thecaldorrainbow.blogspot.com/2007/03/toys-r-us-design-timeline-part-i-1978.html The above URL is what inspired me to post this topic. Does anyone know all about what the three original Toys "R" Us stores in the Portland, Oregon area looked like originally? The three locations are: Clackamas ...
by StoreLiker2006
19 Sep 2011 20:18
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Taco Bell in Oak Grove, Oregon
Replies: 0
Views: 4437

Former Taco Bell in Oak Grove, Oregon

Could anyone help me decipher how old this former Taco Bell in Oak Grove, OR really is? Clues: Fire pit, masonry construction http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6157/6164423962_0b9b7068d8_z.jpg Rigoberto's Taco Shop (ex-Taco Bell) by classictvman81 , on Flickr And here's the location that took over arou...
by StoreLiker2006
30 Jul 2011 15:47
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Toys-R-Us
Replies: 7
Views: 6333

Re: Toys-R-Us

I ran across this location in North Charleston back in March of 2011. It looks to have a similar version of the late 80's color arrangement of the letters Storeliker2006 mentions. I was bummed when I saw the paneling painted out white. At least the blue is a little more interesting and less bland. ...
by StoreLiker2006
18 Jul 2011 01:38
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Early '80s Toys "R" Us Halloween Commercial
Replies: 0
Views: 3499

Early '80s Toys "R" Us Halloween Commercial

http://youtu.be/bHOP2ShVIEc This, folks, is an early 1980s Halloween-themed commercial Toys "R" Us had ran throughout said time of year. This one has a Big Bird costume and a Yoda costume. I take it this ad's animated sequences and music were unchanged for the course of about six years (from 1980 t...
by StoreLiker2006
14 Jul 2011 16:30
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Toys-R-Us
Replies: 7
Views: 6333

Re: Toys-R-Us

Here is something I found, that confirms that Toys R Us was called Children's Supermarket. Perhaps they bought them out? Or did the chain start as Children's Supermarket? There may be a few other things that apply to this web site. Such as a mention of Korvettes. Most of it is probably "off topic."...
by StoreLiker2006
14 Jul 2011 00:59
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Toys-R-Us
Replies: 7
Views: 6333

Re: Toys-R-Us

I also want to ask you all, exactly how long did TRU also have the additional legend on the orange-colored gateway entrance sign on their buildings which read: "THE CHILDREN'S BARGAIN TOWN" (That additional legend, of course, referred to one of Charles Lazarus's other ventures, Children's Bargain To...
by StoreLiker2006
13 Jul 2011 15:37
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: 1970 Independent Food Stores in Oregon
Replies: 1
Views: 3220

1970 Independent Food Stores in Oregon

1970 independent food store chains and locations in Oregon: A.G. Food Stores Thriftway 3 Boys' Markets Tradewell List of AG Food Stores locations: B&F MARKET 6006 SE Flavel St. in Portland BEAUMONT A.G. STORE 4130 NE Fremont St. in Portland BEST BUY SHOPPING CENTER 1040 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portlan...
by StoreLiker2006
12 Jul 2011 19:29
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Toys-R-Us
Replies: 7
Views: 6333

Re: Toys-R-Us

I remember one in Bailey's Cross Roads, VA. I think it opened in the 60's, and may have been one of the first ones. It seems that it was called "Children's Supermarket," and Toys R US (sorry, can't do the backwards R) was the slogan underneath the sign. I believe the founder's last name was Lazarus...
by StoreLiker2006
12 Jul 2011 17:16
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: 1970 Albertsons Locations in Portland
Replies: 0
Views: 2472

1970 Albertsons Locations in Portland

As I was viewing the September 16-30, 1970 microfilm, here is a list of all the Albertsons stores in the Portland, OR area in existence at that time: NORTH 909 N. Killingsworth St. 7825 N. Lombard St. (at Tyler Ave.) NORTHEAST NE 60th Ave. & Prescott St. NE 122nd Ave. & Halsey St. NE 181st Ave. & Gl...
by StoreLiker2006
12 Jul 2011 10:08
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Toys-R-Us
Replies: 7
Views: 6333

Toys-R-Us

If this is acceptable here, I'd like to bring up the classic era of Toys-R-Us (which is stylized as Toys "Я" Us ). The usage of the Russian letter "ya" (what the "Я" represents) was TRU's way of pleasing small children at the time ("Я" was also a small child's way of writing down the real "R," an ab...
by StoreLiker2006
07 Jul 2011 14:59
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Plaid Pantry
Replies: 5
Views: 3401

Re: Plaid Pantry

I wonder if there were any Plaid Pantries that resembled 7-Eleven stores from day one?

~Ben
by StoreLiker2006
07 Jul 2011 14:59
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Franz Bakery Outlet (8440 SE 45th Ave) - Former 7-Eleven?
Replies: 0
Views: 2309

Franz Bakery Outlet (8440 SE 45th Ave) - Former 7-Eleven?

Today as me and my parents were going to Bi-Mart, itself an ex-Safeway, on the way there was this Franz Bakery Outlet which, situated at 8440 SE 45th Ave., appears to resemble a 7-Eleven store. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&biw=1440&bih=775&q=8440+se+45th+ave+portland+or&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&u...
by StoreLiker2006
30 May 2011 18:33
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Meier & Frank Stores in 1985
Replies: 2
Views: 3569

Re: Meier & Frank Stores in 1985

http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/hwysofwastate/images/MandFDowntownSalem.JPG Supposedly this M&F in downtown Salem (above) was the only pre-1977 location to get the 1977-style logotype. The M&F at the Rogue Valley Mall (below) in Medford, OR opened in October 1986, but apparently the original logotype ...